15,000 BYU fans headed to Dallas for 1st football game

A self-proclaimed "college football junkie," Travis Scoresby brings his lunch to work every day instead of succumbing to the temptation of eating out in order to save money for priceless opportunities like this.

On Labor Day weekend, the Salt Lake resident will be making his first visit to Dallas to watch BYU take on national power Oklahoma at the Dallas Cowboys' brand-new, state-of-the-art, retractable-roofed, 80,000-seat (expandable to up to 100,000 seats), billion-dollar stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It will mark the inaugural college football game played at that venue.

Scoresby is one of thousands of BYU fans making plans to attend BYU's season-opener against Oklahoma, which will be televised by ESPN, on Sept. 5. Never mind the Cougars haven't beaten a nationally ranked non-conference opponent since 1998. Never mind these are tough economic times.

Those factors aren't keeping typically frugal Cougar fans away from this much-anticipated showdown in Texas.

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